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30" or 32" doubles gun?????????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mark magers, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. mark magers

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    I am buying my wife a new XT Combo. Before I buy it i would love some info on what to get. 30" or 32" double barrel, Un single or top single 34" Thanks Mark. Also looking for a used precision fit stock for the gun.
     
  2. sterlingworth

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    For what its worth,if it's going to be your wifes gun let her pick it out,and let her tell you whats right for her.This way if it dont work out she cant say"I told you so".I could be wrong on this I've been before.
     
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    I prefer the 30" over and under. The XT's are nice, I had one and sold it in September. One common issue with them though is the ejector retaining pin for the lower barrel works it's way loose and by the time you realize there is an issue it is broke or missing. Every XT at our club has this issue, mine failed three times in 8 years.

    I bought the Joel Etchen 687 SPIII combo to replace the XT. In my opinion it is much more gun for basically the same money. In fact, Etchens also sells the Browning XT's. Give him a call and get his opinion. Just trying to offer my experience with the XT to give you more insight before writing that check. Resale value is better with the Beretta also.
     
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    I also prefer the 30" O/U just because it is quicker to handle. I did own a Grade III Citori Trap (the predecessor to the XT) for 14 trouble free years.
     
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    For a lady I go with the 30" but keep in mind the 30" will bring less money down the road.
     
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    goose2, what is the typical discount a 30" owner can expect to see when he sells?


    For the record, I think you're full of it.
     
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    Having shot both, I can tell you that the 32 is perceptibly more difficult to swing. I'm shot a 32" MX8 for nearly 30 years and now shoot a 32" CG for doubles, and the XT I shot seemed a lot more front heavy.
     
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    Top vs. bottom single is a matter of choice and comfort. If possible have her shoot both to see which she prefers...I agree, the 30" O/U may be better for her. I have two Joel Etchen combo's one O/U is a 30" and the other 32"...I prefer the 32" because I have a tendency to swing the 30" too quickly. Good luck, by the way I've had the XT combo as well and I much prefer the Beretta 687 series...Personal choice as well...Ron
     
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    PFS PM sent
     
  10. mark magers

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    Thanks for all of posts. Its great advise.
     
  11. Stickdp

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    32" barrels wil have a better resale than a 30" gun if you dont belive it go to gunsinternational. com & spend some time looking & you will see.
     
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    NO issues with the Brownings we have used over the years. Great guns and very reliable. Our choice is 30" for Doubles but it comes down to personal preference.
     
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    30 vs 32 just depends on whether you like lighter or heavier barrels. There are certainly 32's that are lighter and swing faster than 30's and vice versa. Try before you buy!!
     
  14. Dr.Longshot

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    I like the sighting plane on 32"inch Bbls, 30"inch tends to over swing for me, whippy as some would say.


    Gary Bryant
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